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New beginnings with UIndy: Rene Repar

New beginnings with UIndy: Rene Repar

Rene Repar was terrified before she started attending the School for Adult Learning at the University of Indianapolis. She went through a divorce after 23 years of marriage and had been away from the workforce and school for much of that time. Rather than continue to be paralyzed by the uncertainty of her new situation, Rene reached

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Kali Flores values her iLEAD Principal Preparation experience

Kali Flores values her iLEAD Principal Preparation experience

Four months after Kali Flores graduated from the iLEAD Principal Preparation program at the University of Indianapolis, she was hired as the Assistant Director for Special Education in the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. Not only was this position a step up in her career, it was a chance to pursue her passion as an educator.

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Gerontology capstone to focus on music and dementia

Gerontology capstone to focus on music and dementia

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Master of Science in Gerontology student Laura Haw will present her capstone project. Haw’s project, which is a culmination of gerontology coursework in her master’s program, is titled “Preferred music for patients with dementia: Reducing disruptive behavior and increasing well-being.” Inspired by “Alive Inside,” a documentary film on the topic, Haw wanted to study the

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How iLEAD helped a vice-principal find his passion

How iLEAD helped a vice-principal find his passion

Richard Benberry was a 13-year teacher when he really started to evaluate what the next steps of his career would be. Perhaps a move into administration, but he wasn’t completely sure that was the right choice for him. A conversation with a friend led Richard to the iLEAD Principal Preparation program at the University of Indianapolis. At the

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Jody earned her college degree with five kids at home

Jody earned her college degree with five kids at home

You might relate to Jody Miles—her life can get pretty crazy at times. She has five kids at home and a job as an executive assistant at Eli Lilly, so it’s fair to say she is on call 24/7. But when she felt the call to finish her degree, Jody didn’t back down from the

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New school year – Welcome!

It is the beginning of August, which means that school is about to start again. The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time, and this excitement can sometimes come with anxiety: Will I keep old friendships and make new ones? Am I prepared for the courses I am taking? Will I seize

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From the military to a college degree with the University of Indianapolis

lesley hopson graduating

Lesley Hopson didn’t grow up expecting to attend college. The Indianapolis native was one in a family of 11 and experienced severe poverty growing up. In order to secure her future, Lesley joined the Army immediately after high school. Lesley was initially placed in human resources, a field she greatly enjoyed. But to advance her military

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UIndy OT faculty to teach programs for fieldwork educators

UIndy OT logo

Students in occupational therapy programs, including the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Indianapolis, complete a series of fieldwork assignments that provide both short- and long-term hands-on experience with a variety of patient populations. The professionals who supervise those students are fieldwork educators. This fall, two

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UIndy MBA Data Analytics in IndyStar

UIndy MBA Data Analytics in IndyStar

Currently, the University of Indianapolis MBA is featured in IndyStar’s sponsor story. The article features the program as Indianapolis’ first MBA to have a Data Analytics concentration. IndyStar interviews UIndy’s School of Business Director of Graduate Business Programs, Mr. Steve Tokar, and Dr. Jerry Flatto, Information Systems Professor. Due to the importance of data analytics

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UIndy success: Anthony went back to school and got his dream job

Anthony Davidson graduation day

“I can tell you that ever since I was a child, I have dreamed of working for a particular Indianapolis company,” Anthony Davidson starts. As he rode past the Eli Lilly Headquarters, Anthony would wonder what goes on in that fixture of the Indianapolis skyline. To find out, he would need a degree. And like

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UIndy OT faculty available at AOTA virtual fair

UIndy OT logo

People interested in learning more about careers in occupational therapy are invited to join the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy at a virtual education fair on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The Occupational Therapy Education Virtual Fair is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 3,

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UIndy OT faculty publish research on COPD, substance abuse, and telehealth

OT professor Dr. Beth Ann Walker

Three faculty members of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy have recently published research in peer-reviewed articles.  This research, on three widely varied topics, will advance the use of occupational therapy in helping people achieve and maintain healthy and productive lives. Beth Ann Walker, PhD, OTR, assistant professor, published “An Open-Access Review to

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UIndy gerontology professor puts forth strategies for livable cities

Dr. Baggett outside of Pontificia Università Urbaniana

Do you ever wonder what our cities will be like in the future? How will we support ever greater numbers of cities and towns, ensuring sustainable growth and healthy citizens? How we will create “just” communities, where all have a voice in planning and development, ensuring socially, culturally, and environmentally sound environments? How can we

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UIndy’s online gerontology program ranked among best

The Master of Science in Gerontology program at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community was recently included on a list of Top 15 Online Gerontology Programs. The list, published by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com, highlights each program’s admission criteria, acceptance rate, tuition and financial aid, among other facts. OnlineSchoolsCenter.com said of UIndy’s program, “Few come

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UIndy accepting applications for Master of Science in Athletic Training

Athletic trainer wrapping a wrist in the Health Pavilion

The application for the first cohort of Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at the University of Indianapolis is now available. Students in this cohort will begin their studies during Summer 2017. The University of Indianapolis has a long and notable tradition of educating athletic trainers. Previously, athletic training students earned a bachelor’s degree.

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Doctor of Health Science and health professions certificate webinar June 16

Young professor lecturing

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences will host an informational webinar regarding its Doctor of Health Science and Health Professions Education programs on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. EDT. Both programs are offered in an online format. The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) program offers an interprofessional education to students who have

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Webinar: Work while getting master’s degree in OT

OT professor shows student hand splinting technique

You: Have a bachelor’s degree, but are looking for a career change or a direction to go since college graduation. Want a career that will allow you to make a difference in people’s lives. Us: A nationally-ranked School of Occupational Therapy with a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)  program designed for people to earn their

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Register today for UIndy gerontology programs webinar

Register today for UIndy gerontology programs webinar

Have you noticed a trend at the movie theater, in commercials on television, and in magazine advertising? More and more, adults over the age of 60 are being featured. There’s good reason for that. In 2000, people age 65 and older made up 12 percent of the U.S. population. That percentage is expected to rise

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From Greyhound to Bobcat by way of Master’s in Sport Management

Janel Bogenschutz in her Greyhound Club office

When Janel Bogenschutz came to the University of Indianapolis as the Assistant Director for Athletic Development, she planned to jump in and do a great job for the university. What she didn’t plan on was getting her master’s degree in Sport Management while she was at it. “I hadn’t really thought about a master’s degree,”

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UIndy undergrad wins annual “Arts & Aging” award

UIndy undergrad wins annual "Arts & Aging" award

University of Indianapolis rising sophomore Emily Stern (pictured at right) was selected as the 2016 Careers in Aging “Arts & Aging” contest winner by the university’s Center for Aging & Community. Stern, a human biology and environmental science major, submitted a piece of prose entitled “Hands,” which can be read below. Students were encouraged to

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